Matter of Taste, where the wine is robust, the food delicious, the items alluring and the party unparalleled.


For 20 years our community has gathered to celebrate and support the Nevada City School of the Arts comprehensive arts and environmental programs while at the same time enjoying a whimsical and elegant evening with friends.


We are currently gathering donations of items, services, recreational opportunities, and art, from the practical to the unconventional, to the fanciful! Click HERE to add your donation to the mix.


These Years Auction Items!

AMOT Auction Items

Great Condominium in Mammoth Lakes – Three days and two nights.

Great Condominium in Mammoth Lakes – Three days and two nights. The condominium is in the Sunrise at Mammoth development located in the S ...

Macallan 12

Donated by: Robert Smail - Finaicial Adviser with Edward Jones Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with woods ...

Autographed NBA Basketball

NBA Basketball Autographed by Sacramento Kings Player Frank Mason

4 Tickets to Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics Game

Four (4) upper bowl Tickets to the Sacramento Kings vs Boston Celtics Game on Sunday, March 25th at 3pm

$75 Gift Certificate for a Haircut

$75 Gift Certificate for One (1) Haircut and Deep Conditioning Treatment with Tomi

Ten Class Punch Card

Ten (10) Class Punch Card for Center of Movement

Spa Body Butter

Spa Blends Botanicals Spa Body Butter 8oz Vanilla L'Orange

Eminence Organic Facial

One (1) Eminence Organic Facial with Darlene

Arganesis Skin Oil

Organic 100% Pure Cold Pressed

reForm & reAlign Bodywork Session and Consultation

Gift Certificate for reForm & reAlign Bodywork Session and Consultation

Initial Exam and Adjustment

By Bock Chiropractic

"Signs of Spring"

"Signs of Spring" 20"x20" Acrylic Painting

"Yuba Beauty"

"Yuba Beauty" 15"x30" Acrylic Painting - Collaborative piece by 3rd graders and Samantha Jones

"Morning Rooster" Oil on Canvas

"Morning Rooster" Oil on Canvas

"Macro Sunflower"

"Macro Sunflower" Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

"Northern Lights" Mixed Media Art

"Northern Lights" 18"x24" Mixed Media Art

"Floating Mandalas" 20"x28"

"Floating Mandalas" 20"x28" Color Pencil and Construction Paper Mixed Media

Entertainment Booking with Matthew Mayavi, Mind Reader

Mind Reading? Matthew is a mentalist - an ancient performing art that demonstrates the unbelievable powers of the mind. Is mind reading ...

Ginny Lenoir's Working with Soft Leather class

Enjoy a spot in Ginny Lenoir's Working with Soft Leather class, you'll learn about leather, techniques and create a custom over the shoulder ...

$100 gift certificate towards any Curious Forge workshop

1 gift certificate for $100. this laser cut gift certificate is good towards any Forge workshop

Glass marble with stand

Borosilicate glass, vortex marble with custom glass stand. 1 1/4” in diameter and way cool 🙂 I will drop of piece on Monday 3-5-18 ...

Beginning Genealogy Research Sessions

NCSA parent Rachel Rein has over 20 years of experience researching genealogy and 15 years of experience with genealogical DNA testing. She ...

Handmade Pen and Letter Opener Set made with Bird's Eye Maple

Handcrafted by local woodturner Nancy Fisher, this letter opener and pen are made with Bird's Eye Maple. This lovely set comes with a wooden ...

Handmade Pen and Letter Opener Set made with Bethlehem Olive Wood

Handcrafted by local woodturner Nancy Fisher, this letter opener and pen are made with genuine Bethlehem olive wood. Bethlehem olive wood is ...

Handmade Bolt Action Pen with Rifle Clip and Carrying Case

Handcrafted by local woodturner Nancy Fisher, this bolt action pen with rifle clip makes a great gift for a hunter or gun enthusiast. It com ...

One hour naturopathic consultation for a child or adult

Initial one hour naturopathic consultation for a child or adult. Jahwei Chen-Graf, B. Nat (SCU) is a naturopath, herbalist and holistic n ...

Autographed Joan Osborne CD "The Songs of Bob Dylan"

Joan signed this CD for NCSA when she played at the Center for the Arts.

Ultimate USDA Mangalitsa Pork Pack

Ultimate USDA Mangalitsa Pork Pack All our pork is Heritage Breed, Non-GMO, Pasture Raised & NO Antibiotics The Ultimate Pork Pack ...

Gift basket/Tasting Party from the Olive Groove

A Private Tasting Party for up to 10 people. You will get an education on extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar, as well as tast ...

100% All Natural Handmade Mangalitsa Soap & Candle Set of 8

Cosmic Roots Ranch - Owner - Ellen Cole, handmakes 100% All Natural Mangalitsa Lard Soaps & Candles. The lard is home grown on the Ra ...

Cuff Bracelet

brass cuff bracelet with pink sapphires set in sterling silver

Ceramic Vase with Turned Wood Base

We are a husband/wife artist team working with wood and ceramics. This vase started out as a ceramic vase top, thrown on the wheel and decor ...

Beautiful bamboo floor lamp

This beautiful bamboo floor lamp can create a calm, peaceful mood for your office, healing studio, bedroom, or living room. It’s dimesions a ...

Signed copy of Rash - A memoir by Lisa Kusel

Published in September, 2017, this memoir was written by former Nevada City resident Lisa Kusel who, in 2008, convinced her husband Victor P ...

2018 Roger Waters signed vinyl and more!

2018 Roger Waters “is this the life we really want?” plus program for New Zealand/Australia 2018 Joey Waronker used drumsticks (New Zealand ...

Big Dipper Cabin - Kings Beach, CA

2 Nights * *No Holidays, Off season dates only- Sept, Oct, March 15th- May 31st Stunning home w/ deck, lake view, hot tub - near skiing - ...

Botanical parfumes

These botanical parfumes are volatile interpretations of the divine lovers Radha and Krishna from the hindu lore. The essential oils used in ...

Four Falafel Sandwiches and Drink

We are vending Nevada City Farmers every Saturday, June-November 2018, 8:30am-1pm. We serve organic, non GMO, freshly made falafel & sal ...

$25 Gift Certificate

$25 Gift Certificate to Old Town Café

Two Pasties

2 Marshall's Pasties.

Festival Pass 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

One (1) Festival Pass 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Please contact the SYRCL office by December 15, 2018 to claim your pas ...

Four Movie Passes to Sierra Theaters

Restrictions: Redeem Sunday-Thursday at box office, Not valid Fridays, Saturdays, Holidays, Holiday Eves, or Pass restricted movies.

2018 Draft Horse Classic Package

Package includes one parking pass and four reserved seats to any one of the following performances: Thursday, September 20 at 6:30 pm; Frida ...

2018 Nevada County Fair Package

Four (4) one-day admission tickets to the Nevada County Fair, One (1) one-day parking pass to the Fair, Eight (8) single carnival ride ticke ...

One Float & One 30 Minute Sauna

One (1) 60 Minute Float & One (1) 30 Minute Sauna by Revival Float & Wellness.

Two (2) Bowen Therapy Sessions

Provided by Cameron Martin.

16'x36' Cold Frame Greenhouse

Forever Flowering Greenhouses has generously donated a 16'x36' Cold Frame Greenhouse! Includes: Frame, Stubs, Arches, Center Purlin, Bracin ...

Great West End Donner Lake Location for Kids and Dogs

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) 2 nights // No Holidays, unavailable June, early August. This 3 bedro ...

Two Weekday Night Stay & One Month Membership

Good for two weekday night stay, double occupancy and one month membership to Sierra Hot Springs

Solatube including installation

By Byers Leaf Guard

Hand Stitched Quilt

Hand Stitched Quilt meticulously constructed-American Traditional Design, 88" x 78", Soft green and white.

Frame for Mirror or Painting

1950's Wooden Frame to use with Mirror or Painting. 22 1/2" x 31 1/2", medium brown with fine black line detail.

20 Gift Certificate

20 Gift Certificate to Gourmet Gift

Car Exterior Detail

Restrictions: All prices are based on vehicles in average condition. Additional charges may apply

One Week of Dog Sitting

One (1) Week of Dog Sitting by Sandy Watson

Six (6) Hours of House Cleaning

Six (6) Hours of House Cleaning by Sandy Watson

Two Sessions

Gift certificate for 2 sessions at any of our 3 Tahoe Treetop Adventure Parks; Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, or Squaw Valley.

Two Admission Passes

Two (2) Admission Passes to Turtle Bay exploration park

KVMR Celtic Festival Passes

Two (2) 1-Day 22nd Annual KVMR Celtic Festival Passes

$1,000 Gift Certificate

$1,000 towards a new orthodontic case with Jon J. Menig D.D.

Initial Exam with Matt Archer

Initial Exam with Matt Archer, Doctor of Chiropractic

3 Nights in Victor, Idaho

3 Nights vacation rental home in Victor, Idaho. 2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2 story on 3 acres with 365 degree views This is a very c ...

House number sign

ZAP Manufacturing house number sign gift certificate ($45 value)

$25 Volz Bros. Certificate

$25 Volz Bros. Certificate - good towards any auto service.

Flower bouquet

Fresh organic flower bouquet from Harmony Valley farm.

5 Lbs Blackberry honey

5 pounds of blackberry honey by Jim Gates.

10 LBS Hamburger Meat + more

10 pound pack of hamburger meat, 5 pounds of Steak, 5 pounds of hamburger from Nevada County Free Range Beef.

One Bottle of Cirino's Bloody Mary Mix

One Bottle of Cirino's Bloody Mary Mix

$25 Gift Certificate

Tofanelli's $25 Gift Certificate.

$8 Gift Certificate

Culture shock yogurt $8 gift certificate.

One Week Veggie CSA

Get a box of local veggies from Mountain Bounty Farm.

2 Adult 4-day passes to Worldfest

Passes include Camping pass. Worldfest is July 12-15th, 2018 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

2 Tahoe Shakespeare Festival tickets

Visit this wonderful Shakespeare festival in Tahoe.

2 Oregon Shakespear Festival Tickets

Enjoy a visit to Shakespear festival in Oregon.

Malibu Wine Safari for Two

Classic wine tasting meets a wild view on the Explorer Safari, where you'll enjoy the best of area wines and the amazing scenery and wildlif ...

Admission for 4 to Sacramento Zoo

Restrictions: Pass not valid with combo pass, other discounts or for special events. One time use for any combination of adults and children ...

Yuba Love hat and sticker

Local Yuba supporting hat.

Yuba Love t-shirt and sticker

Local Yuba love t-shirt.

100% Wool Slippers from Nepal

Colorful warm handmade slippers from Nepal.

Blue cat bank

Hand painted cat bank

NCSA VIP Parking Spot

Park at our VIP parking spot for the whole year. Worth $350.

Fit Culture $119 Gift Certificate

Use toward the purchase of any item at Fit Culture Studio. Restrictions: Must bring gift certificate for purchase.

Handcrafted Santa figure

Handcrafted Santa figure by local doll artist Nancy Fisher. Polymer clay head, hands, and feet, wire and batting body.

Elyse the Elf

Elyse the Elf is a handcrafted figurine by local doll artist Nancy Fisher. Elyse won third place at the 2017 California State Fair. She is m ...

Sensory Weighted Blanket

A sensory weighted blanket is designed to help calm, soothe and relax children with ADD, chronic anxiety, sleep disorders, and autism. It is ...

$100 gift card to THE ONYX.

Nevada City’s beloved Magic Theatre has metamorphosed into a wonderful new cinema experience known as THE ONYX. We’ve expanded to two screen ...

4 Disney Park hopper Tickets!

4 Disney Park Hopper Tickets!!